Premier League's most creative player so far this season has been revealed

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Liverpool attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been enjoying a real purple patch of form so far this season, and not only are his side in contention for the title but he has the stats on his side, too.

Following the side's 6-1 victory over Watford at the weekend, the Reds go into the international break sitting pretty at the top of the table, a point ahead of Chelsea in second.

And the diminutive Brazilian has been at the forefront of this outstanding form, with the stats showing just how important he really is to Jurgen Klopp's title charge.

During the victory over Watford he managed to not only tee up teammate Sadio Mane for a goal, but he bagged one himself, too.

And thanks to figures compiled and released by the Financial Times, his influence is laid bare for all to see.

From open play, the 24-year-old has either scored or assisted in a goal every 75 minutes so far this term, which has put him just ahead of Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

But it's not just him that's on fire in front of goal either. 

This season it seems that Liverpool are an attacking tour de force, as the graphic shows that they have four players occupying the top 12 spots.

Not only is Coutinho leading the way, but they have Roberto Firmino in 6th, Sadio Mane in 8th and England international Adam Lallana in 12th.

And just for added pleasure, all the way down at the bottom of the pile is Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is obviously finding life in the Premier League a little more difficult than he likely first thought.

Steady progress

Coutinho is now showing signs that he is capable of living up to the hype surrounding him, having often been cited as one of the most exciting players in the division he now has the numbers to back that claim up.

Having joined from Inter Milan during the 2012/13 season, he began by showing glimpses of what he was able to do, but often suffered from bouts of inconsistency.

However, this is now his fifth season at the club, which would suggest that he knows what the English game is all about now and how to be effective when he has a manager that knows how to get the best from him.

To date he has featured 157 times for Liverpool across all competitions, scoring 34 goals.

He, Klopp, and Liverpool fans will all be hoping that he is able to continue this good run going on a regular basis now as the club searches for its first league title since in 26 years.

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